I'm knitting a scarf for my mom, and i'm having trouble with the "dividing stitches" part. The instruction for it is here.
Dividing Stitches for Pull-Through
Divide stitches onto two needles (holding two needles in right hand, work in left hand, slip one stitch
onto front needle, second stitch to back needle, alternating until all stitches are divided)
Knitting one side at a time, Knit 1 Purl 1 ribbing, for two inches. Cut yarn, leaving 8 inch tail, and
attach to other side, knit until equal length. Then holding both sections in left hand, slip stitches one
at a time, alternating front and back needles, until all the work is together again on the right needle.
Pick up pattern again, starting with row one.
Knit honeycomb pattern for 23 inches (or desired length for around the neck)
I dont understand the part that said "cut yarn, leaving 8 inch tail..." to the slipping stitches back to one needle. Moreover, when i divided stitches into two needles, the tail yarn that attaches with the yarn ball is in the left of the needle, so i can't continue knitting. What should i do?